Replacing speakers

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  1. Marc Jones

    Marc Jones Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    I would like to replace my speakers in my 1987 of Camino - can anyone inform me as how to remove the dashboard only to replace the speakers?
     
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    O. D. Showtime Comic Book Super Hero

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    On an 87 you shouldn't have to remove the dash. You should have a speaker grille on the left and right side of the dash, held down with two Philips screws each. Once the screws are out you lift out the grilles....the speakers are fastened to the grilles from the backside. Factory size was 3.5" I believe.
     
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    Marc Jones Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    Thanks for all the info, it's very helpful!
     
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    He's correct They're 3.5.last year i tried to replace with some nice kickers but the magnets were big they hit the dash/windshield.i went on amazon and found a few reviews on a set of pioneers that people mentioned they fit g-body's without issue. I too purchased them and they did fall into place without issue.if i could do it again i'd pull the dash back and run some nicer speakers.
     
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    Marc Jones Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    Pioneers?, I was wondering if their was an option of better quality available...I'll have to check them out
     
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    Yes i was too but the nicer ones didn't fit and i didn't want to pull the dash so i folded :)
     
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    I was able to fit Kicker 43DSC3504 3-1/2" in my El Camino's dash. It was tight and the A/C duct on the passenger side has to be modified to clear the speaker magnet.
    Another small mod because the tweeter sticks up just a touch too high. I carefully used my 1/4" angle die grinder and a 2" Roloc sanding disc to grind the underside of the grill cover just a little and on the plastic ring on the tweeter. I probably took off about 1/16 of an inch on both and that was enough to make the outer ring of the speaker make contact with the grill cover.
    And when looking at the grill cover from the top, you can't see it's been ground down on the underside.

    I was installing a new windshield at this same time so I did put these speakers in when it was out.

    I can tell you these speakers sound incredibly good with my Sony system. I've got new 4X6 Kicker rear speakers mounted below the rear window and a sub in the storage area behind the driver seat. The power amp for the sub is mounted under the driver seat.

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